egzthunder1 · Nov 4, 2011 at 04:00 pm

Waiting To Unlock Your Mango Equipped Phone? Chevron Is Back Online

This is a fantastic day to be part of the Windows Phone 7.x ownership group. If you are just getting your feet wet into the world of Windows Phone, you probably have a locked down device where you can do little to nothing on it. Well, the time has finally come for the chains to be broken and the programmer’s loose. As it turns out, according to a thread started by XDA member MrMunchkin the Chevron unlocker which was deemed illegal by Microsoft shortly after its release, was re-released with the Chevron team. This time, it is out in the wild with Microsoft’s blessing on it. The team apparently ended up striking a deal so that Microsoft would allow them to distribute this without penalties or legal action. However, we can only imagine the amount of paperwork that the poor guys must have gone through in order to get this to fly. The basic premise of this tool is that it will allow unsigned code to run on developer unlocked devices. Meaning, if you are a developer and wanted to test out your most recent app in a real device and not on an emulator, you can now do it. It will also allow users to side-load applications, meaning they no longer need to go to the market exclusively to get apps on their device (installable via .xap files).

It looks like the software giant finally recognized the importance of the developer community due to not-so-great sales of Windows Phone 7 devices. In fact, it is close to impossible to do anything on a new WP device unless it comes loaded from factory with NoDo or earlier release of the OS, for which the old Chevron could work as well as other “unlocknig” methods. The only issue is that this is a paid service, and while we do not normally like to talk about paid services in the Portal, this was important enough for the Windows Phone community, that we thought it was necessary. The cost is just a mere US$9 and you must have a LiveID account, which if you have a WP device, you most likely do anyways. The “token” that you buy for the US$9 will be good for a single device, so do not expect to have it work on multiple devices. You can reuse the token on your device as many times as you need/want.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go for your developer account and start using your Windows Phone the way it was meant to be.

Hey folks, we want to brief you on an important milestone we’ve reached.

Early this morning, we officially signed off on the final deployment of ChevronWP7 Labs. This marks the point in the development process where we leave the keys in the ignition and bail. Just kidding. Seriously though, we are very happy to announce the immediate availability of ChevronWP7 Labs.

You can find more information in the original thread and in Chevron’s official page.

Want something published in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
Mathew Brack · Jul 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 2 comments

The Atlas of XDA

A few weeks ago, we asked you "How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?". In the days that followed, members from all over the world shared their stories and experiences of life across the globe. Allow me to introduce the true story of what it means to be a power user on this pale blue dot.   Index Africa & Oceania: Australia, Indonesia, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Americas: Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Martinique, United...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 3, 2015 at 11:10 am · 3 comments

New Snapdragons: Some Context & Contrast

It hasn’t been a good year for Qualcomm so far. Every device featuring the Snapdragon 810 has had a less-than-stellar fate, be it because of overheating complaints or actual decreased sales. HTC is in a particularly worrisome situation, and Sony’s Z4 is slipping down Japanese charts just over a week after its release. The G Flex 2, Mi Note Pro and Z3+ all saw complaints as well. Even MediaTek is seemingly getting an advantage over this.   But a particularly...

XDA NEWS
Aamir Siddiqui · Jul 3, 2015 at 10:12 am · 1 comment

Google To Launch Next Gen Android One On July 14

The first gen of Android One devices to be launched in India in September 2014 were decent starter smartphones, featuring budget specs and a promise of fast updates. However, the phones did not pick up as big a response as Google hoped. Now, as per a report by The Economic Times, it appears that Google is rethinking their strategy towards Android One in India. The first gen Android One devices focused on first time smartphone users, but were flawed in...

XDA NEWS
Share This